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Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand H.E. Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand at the Review of Syrian Arab Republic during the 26th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review on Monday 31 October 2016 from 14:30 to 18:00 hrs

Statement by the Delegation of Thailand

H.E. Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand

at the Review of Syrian Arab Republic

during the 26th Session of the Working Group on

the Universal Periodic Review

on Monday 31 October 2016 from 14:30 to 18:00 hrs.

in Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva

(Speaker Number: 37  Time: 1 minute 35 seconds)

 

Mr. President,

 

Thailand remains seriously concerned about the deteriorating situation in Syria and violations of human rights given the intensification of attacks, particularly against civilians and medical facilities. Humanitarian access remains of utmost importance.

 

In this regard, Thailand encourages continued cooperation with the United Nations and international organizations on humanitarian work and recommends that concrete measures be made to facilitate and ensure access to humanitarian assistance especially for affected civilians and vulnerable groups in conflict areas.

 

Thailand also recommends measures be undertaken to ensure respect for basic rights for the people, such as rights to food and safe drinking water, as well as welfare, such as health care, during the time of conflict.

 

Lastly, Thailand calls upon all parties in Syria to exert their utmost effort and engagement with the international community in order to reach peaceful and sustainable solution, and end the destruction and violence.

 

I thank you, Mr. President.